Lögberg-Heimskringla - 14.06.1991, Blaðsíða 1

Lögberg-Heimskringla - 14.06.1991, Blaðsíða 1
Lögberg neimsKringia The lcelandic Weekly Logberg Stofnað 14. janúar 1888 Heimskringla Stofnað 9. september 1886 Inside this week Yes, we're older .............. "Oh, those Viking hands" ...... Hekla in Spain................. Canadian Ethnocultural Council 105. Árgangur Föstudagur 14. júní 1991 105th Year Friday, 14 June 1991 page 2 .....3 .....4 .....5 Númer 22 Number 22 ►— oct cn cn » x? m cn -c <= co m •—• co 3K O =-c cp o - <—I cr-. cn Top Mountie trades white coat for red tween the force and city police. Henry, who is retiring after five years at the helm of the Manitoba RCMP, said he hopes Bergman can build on the “mo- mentum” which has developed during the last five years. “I think we’ve made some real strides with the aboriginal and multicultural community which I’m quite proud of,” said Henry, who is moving to Kelowna, B.C. Premier Gary Filmon, who oversaw yesterday’s swearing- in ceremony, said the selection of Bergman means the province’s Ice- and popping their buttons,” he said, landic community is represented in two noting both Bergman and chief provin- of the top law enforcement jobs in the cial court Judge Kris Stefanson are Ice- þrovincé. landíc-Canadiahs. “The Icelanders are going to be proud Courtesy of Winnipeg Free Press A giant of a musician “A giant of a musician” is what Tómas R. Einarsson, of the Icelandic newspaper Þjóðviljinn, calls Jón Páll Bjamason, who will be performing atthe Jazz Winnipeg Festival on June 20. Richard Bergman with Manitoba Premier Gary Filmon lcelandic News Champions: The lcelanders are making great strides in many sports. Thisyear, theír youth basketball team, made up of males 18 years old and younger, be- came Nordic youth champions by defeating the other Scandinavian teams. Iceland's youth team handball team was also victorious. It brought home the Nordic youth team hand- ball champion title. A novel restaurant: AnewrestaurantvHúsíðásféttunni (The House on the Prairie), was opened at the beginning of June, in Hveragerði. The hexagonal structure is located by the local Tivolí building. Dinner guests will be offered food cooked ín a specially designed, geothermally-heated oven located outside the building. In the above photo, restauranteur Ólafur Reynisson sits in thé dug out where the hot spring oven wíll be installed. Saved again: Being an lcelandíc fisherman ís no child's play, as Svanur Heiðarsson, from Rif on Snasfellsnes, recently found out. He gat caught in the f'shíng gearof the boat EsjarSH, and was pulled overboard. After spend- 'n9 some time in the ocean, his ship- ^rtates managed to pull him back °n board. Svanur’s wife, Hrönn Vigfúsdóttir, feelsherfamily has been protected and blessed because this ls the third time that Svanur narrowly oscaped drowning, and in 1987, their older son almost drowned in the Water-filled foundation of a house under construction. Translated from lcelandlc ^ newspapers. H.K.D. j By Paul Wiecek Manitoba’s new top cop traded in his white lab coat for red serge on June 4, leaving behind a world of bite marks and blood spatters that made him one of Canada’s foremost forensic experts. Assistant Commissioner Richard Bergman, who formally took over command of the RCMP in Manitoba, brings with him an office wall filled with chairmanships, directorships and academic awards eamed during a two- decade career in the mysterious world of forensic science. He also shoots a mean game of golf. “Mid- to high 80s, I guess. I like to golf,” Bergman grinned, momentsafter being sworn in as comfnanding officer at the RCMP’s Portage Avenue head- quarters. While his golf score would be the envy of any weekend duffer, it is Bergman’s reputation as a scientist that made him RCMP Commissioner Norman Inkster’s choice to replace Assistant Commissioner Dale Heniy as the province’s top police officer. Bergman’s last job — director of RCMP’s national crime laboratory in Ottawa — is the pinnacle for Canada’s forensic scientists, who use hair, blood andeven DNA to put a growing number of criminals behind bars. “Science is becoming an implicit part of police work in this country,” said Bergman, who has a master’s de- gree in biochemistry. Loyalty comes before science, how- ever, and Bergman said the opportunity to return to his native Manitoba as commanding officer after 28 years on the force was one he could not refuse. “I enjoyed my work, but I’ve spent a long time doing it and the chance to come back here like this was some- thing I wanted to do,” the 50 year-old Flin Flon native said. Now that he’s here, Bergman said, there are several things he wants to accomplish, including building on the relationship Henry established wi th the province’s aboriginal community. “I will certainly be meeting with all the representatives of the native com- munity in the coming weeks,” he said, adding he hopes to set up an advisory committee on native issues. Bergman said increasing the number of women and other visible minorities on the force is also a priority, as is maintaining a good relationship be- Einarsson is not the only one to hold Jón Páll in high regard — Leonard Feather, the intemationally renowned jazz critic, upon hearing Jón Páll’s 1990 C.D., ICE, writes: “where has this man been? Why has he not at least shown up in one of those ‘Talent Deserving Wider Recognition’ segments of the Down Beat ión Páll Bjarnason polls.” Feather concludes his review by stating: “ One can only hope that very soon he will be a familiar name to the jazz community at large.” Mr. Feather’s hope has come tme, at least in terms of the Winnipeg jazz com- munity, which will have an opportu- nity to hear Jón Páll Bjamason play on June 20, at 7: P.M. at the Muriel Richardson Auditorium at the Winni- peg Art Gallery. Jón Páll was bom in Iceland in 1938. He received classical music training from the age of 8; between 1948 and 1957 he studied music history, ear train- ing, and orchestration at the Reykjavík College of Music in Iceland where he majored on Cello and Piano and in Music Theory. Jón Páll, who is a self- taught jazz guitarist, started playing the guitar at age 12. In 1955, he started playing electric guitar professionally, and formed his own jazz combo in 1957. Jón Páll has played with such greats as Thad Jones, Red Mitchell, Jimmy Heath.the Buddy Rich Big Band, Dave Koonse, Joe Pass, Tal Farlow,the Chuck Flores Big Band and Combo, and oth- ers. Tickets for Jón Páll’s performance, which bears the appropriate title HID- DEN TREASURES, are available at Select-A-Seat at $ 15 apiece.



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